2019 Brazilian Nationals
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nicholas Meregali vs Kaynan Duarte
This match happened just yesterday. When I learned the result, I knew it was going to be worthy entry into MFM. I believe these gentlemen are the next generation of players who will be occupying most of the podiums for the next 4 to 5 years.
Nicholas Meregali (Black Gi) has already established himself during his short tenure at Black Belt. In his first year after his promotion, he upset the infamous Leandro Lo to become the 2017 Heavyweight World Champion. He also won his weight at the 2018 Brazilian Nationals.
Kaynan Duarte is also on a recent tear. Since he was promoted to Black Belt last year, he has placed 1st or 2nd in everything he has entered. So far in 2019, He has won Europeans, Pan, and Abu Dhabi World Pro.
These two have met before and they will certainly meet again. I hope we are witnessing the beginning of a nice little rivalry.
Enjoy Nicholas vs Kaynan.